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Site Topics - Part II

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by j, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    this. to extend the commonly used barroom metaphor, some people wish their neighborhood bar was more like their living room.
     
  2. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    This is not a possibility. He criticized someone's gloves because they had synthetic fibers in them [​IMG] Advocacy of organic anything should be grounds for banning (2).
     
  3. Biggskip

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    I get your point, but I will continue to eat organic meat.
     
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  4. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I don't have plans to retire but realistically we're all going to have sexy robot bodies and live forever in about 30 years anyway.
     
  5. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I honestly can't wait to retire. I'll probably still have some sort of small business but the day that I can do that on my own terms at my own pace and fit it around my life will be a great day. I still don't think it will be before 60, but as long as we have a nice house in the country somewhere with a river full of trout close by, then I'll be content.
     
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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    HC gets it.
     
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  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My dad is 67 and still working. He's in the sciences and has had to shift into more management roles (both as a result of seniority and experience as well as obsolescence of his science skill set). He'll probably retire when my mom does, but she's nine years younger than him.

    I don't think I'll ever retire. At some point, it would be nice to drop from 50 hrs/week to something like 25 hrs/week sometime in my 60s. I think partial retirement is the way to go.
     
  8. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What's the long answer
     
  9. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    Imagine whatever the next generation after the Millennials is complaining insufferably about the immortal robots who never retire and free up jobs. Glorious.
     
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  10. acidboy

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    I don't see myself retiring until my plan to drive this business to the ground and bring along all my competition with me happens. its a long process.


    agree. like Fok's bar analogy- I have learned in my old man state that instead of ignoring the asshole, I'd rather look at him, listen to the crap he says, then I say to myself "man I'm so lucky I'm not as pathetic as this guy"
     
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  11. Bhowie

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    Y--o--u--r. M----o---m
     
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  12. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    glwtb
     
  13. shoreman1782

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    Late pass, but will stretch the bar analogy further to say I agree that many bars have a regular, or a bartender, who you can't stand, but the effect of that is if I walk in and he/she is there, I leave. If he's there all the time, I find a new bar.
     
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  14. shoreman1782

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    Also, site has been very slow for me lately. Bad service is another reason to find a new bar.

    /grumpy
     
  15. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    I hope I die before I get old.

    Should write a song about that.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As an only child one thing I have been worrying about is what to do with my parents when they get very old.
     
  17. MrG

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    I would like to fully retire as soon as I'm able (probably mid-60s). I just don't have a big drive to keep working, and I'm not at all worried about my ability to find ways to enjoy life without work. That said, my attitude could change as my career progresses, or if I realize I can't support myself in the manner I'd like in retirement.

    As far as my children, I'd rather die than end up a burden on them.
     
  18. Piobaire

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    I would quit working today if I could afford it. I don't plan to keep working because I want to I plan to keep working because if that's what it takes to support my lifestyle that's what I'll do. I hope to turn into just a normal clock puncher post-65 and I have a couple of highly specialized skills, that although they pay far less than my current role, are still very good wages and can be partially filled by an hourly employee. In today's dollars I have one skill that I pay people $40 an hour to do. I figure if I work 20 hours a week that would be enough to mainly cover my lifestyle expenses and keep our nest egg intact and growing. I'm more than happy to punch a clock for 20 hours a week post-65 as that's a light schedule and will include nothing to do with responsibility. Just do my little bit of paperwork four hours a day and then go play without a care in the world.

    I look at some of my siblings that went to work for the Big 3 and shudder at they're retirement. It was a race to get 85 points (age + years of service = 85 gives full retirement) and they live what are to me crappy lives that I would hate and/or shoot myself in the head. While I'm #1 in living a fiscally responsible life I also think one must smell the roses along the way. I just cannot see living very cheaply for 30 years to allow myself to live...very cheaply for another 30 years sans working. Driving old cars, dressing like crap, living in a marginal dwelling, Olive Garden = big celebrations only, vacation = renting a double wide in Florida for a few weeks. No thanks. Each to his own but I would shoot myself and hope to enjoy what I currently enjoy until the day I drop dead.
     
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    I don't work now, I just stack paper, kid.
     
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  20. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Handjobs only get you $20 an hour, buddy. Don't kid yourself.
     
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